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Eastern Bank Donates to NECC

Submitted by on July 3, 2013 – 2:23 pm
Eastern Bank Donates to NECC

NECC President Lane Glenn accepting check from President and CEO of Eastern Bank, Bob Rivers.

Bob Rivers, president and chief executive officer of Eastern Bank, recently visited Northern Essex Community College to deliver a $10,000 unrestricted donation to the college.


NECC President Lane Glenn accepted the donation on behalf of the college.
“This generous donation will allow us to address pressing needs at the college,” said NECC President Glenn. “It will be a great benefit to our students.”

Rivers is a member of the NECC Foundation Board. Eastern Bank recently opened a branch on Essex Street in Lawrence, near the college’s Lawrence’s sites. This was the first new retail banking office in the city in 23 years.

“Eastern Bank’s contribution to NECC is a reflection of our shared mission, as well as our admiration and appreciation of the college’s inspiring leadership,” said Rivers, who added that the donation was part of the bank’s focus on supporting organizations that are addressing the issue of workforce development.

Eastern Bank is a part of Northern Essex Community College’s strong network of friends and alumni who are committed to providing opportunities for students at NECC.

The Office of Institutional Advancement supports the college’s mission to enhance the social, cultural and economic life of the Merrimack Valley by raising funds to support the college’s many programs and by developing partnerships with the community.
For additional information, contact Jean Poth, vice president of institutional advancement, at or 978 556-3624.

Founded in 1818 and based in Boston, Eastern Bank is the largest independent and mutually owned bank in New England, with $8.6 billion in assets and more than 90 branches serving communities from the Merrimack Valley to Cape Cod. Eastern Bank offers banking, investments and insurance all under one roof, and prides itself on working harder to understand its customers’ needs so it can deliver these services in a committed and personal way. Eastern Bank includes Eastern Wealth Management and Eastern Insurance. For more information, visit, and